Vca Animal Hospital - VCA Chemo killed my cat in sacramento

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Update added by user Jun 12, 2015

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Original review posted by user Jun 12, 2015

their prescribed chemo for a fibrosarcoma sent my cat into renal failure and she died. I believe the dosage was higher then recommended and not necessary. I spent $20,000 and my healthy cat was dead in 3 month. Doxorubicin has been proven to cause renal failure in cats. Then I bring her in with anorexia and gastro intestinal issues and this doctor does not see the link between the two. Then the 3rd doctor finds renal failure and still no one puts this together or that no doctor there will admit the relationship between the chemo and what were her current symptoms. Unbelievable!!! I am appalled. You all masked it by saying she was an older cat. She was a HEALTHY older cat.

“I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism."

All of you failed us, majorly failed us and killed her.

My cat was my heart and my only family.

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money spent and irreplacable loss of best friend
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Jun 14, 2015 #994876

I am so very, very sorry for your loss. How horrible! Nothing will bring her back, but your efforts here may help to warn someone else, encouraging them to get a second or third opinion, go to a different vet, or otherwise save another cat's life.
Your precious cat WAS in the prime of life! She wasn't "old"! I'm terribly sorry that they overdosed her with the doxorubicin (sp?). You trust the vets to know what they're doing, and they end up poisoning your baby, when you're doing absolutely everything to give her the best care possible. It's not right. They have malpractice insurance for just this sort of thing. I'd sue them in small claims court (no attorney fees), and give the money to a reputable cat rescue group in your area that saves lives (Cat House on the Kings comes to mind, or Alley Cat Allies, and there are so many more) in memory of your special girl who died way too soon at the hands of sloppy vets.
When you've mourned your precious cat, please do adopt another one (or two) in her memory. They will help you heal, be your family (which we all need) and you will save their lives. I wish you all the best. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Jun 12, 2015 #994413 Indianapolis, Indiana

Are you a veterinarian? Of course you're not. You admit your "healthy" older cat had fibrosarcoma, doesn't exactly scream healthy to me. Mourn your cat, but seriously stop throwing around accusations unless you have solid proof.

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Jun 12, 2015 #994433 Sacramento, California

dear anonymous poster, why are you posting as anon? chicken. after thousands of dollars of tests and the fact the the fibrosarcoma was an external tumor on her foot, yes, she was extremely healthy and did not have any other cancer or any other health issues. I took extremely good care of her healthwise down to dental checkups and all and have all the documentation to prove as such. So keep your uninformed comments to you own snarky self.

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Jun 12, 2015 #994511

I think you did take very good care of her.You spent all that money on her so I know you really loved her.I totally understand your pain.My 26 year old cat was very healthy until the end.I can see how sick your cat was by your pics.My 21 year old cat is getting there and it is so hard.You were a very good pet parent.When the pain gets better to bear save a cat in your cats memory.I did that and now I have chole and she is a joy.I saved her from a hording situation.She was almost dead and needed surgery fast.I saved her to honor midnight.That has helped me greatly to heal.That is the only way that helped me deal with it.Save another cat to honor your babys memory.

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Jun 13, 2015 #994678 Sacramento, California

thank you anon2 for your comment. my baby did not get to live that long, she was 13. I found out yesterday that the dosage that they gave her for chemo for doxorubicin was way too high. The recommended dosage for cats and dogs is 20-30mg every 3-4 weeks. They gave my cat 50mg dosage every 2 weeks. She died from systemic toxicity of doxorubicin with classic sysmptons of toxicity of anorexia and gastrointestinal issues and then ultimately renal failure.

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Jun 13, 2015 #994684 South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

13 is not really old for a cat because they can live to age 30.My heart goes out to you.You did the research and you know they did wrong.Just keep putting the word out there so this does not happen to anyone elses cat.So them sayin that the cat was old is not correct.The cat was in his prime.

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